Yeah, you read that title right, having the Holy Ghost won’t put you before Kings. Having the Holy Ghost is an added advantage to you as a Christian. It is through diligence that one is set before Kings. The bible says in Proverbs 22:29 (NKJV), “Do you see a man who excels in his work?Read More »
I once had a dog named Chelsea. Chelsea was a very lovely dog, very friendly, very active, very welcoming and related with us like a member of the family. Whenever any of us (family member) got back home, Chelsea would run and jump into your hands to welcome you. Chelsea was like that, welcoming to family members but brutal to strangers. If you were a stranger, you couldn’t get past the gate except a member of the family comes to get you. Read More »
As a creative person and someone who does handwork, there have been times I was making something or designing a cake and I made mistakes, but because I am the one making it, I turn that mistake into a style. And if you aren’t told, you wouldn’t know it was a mistake. Read More »
This is me
I am a Woman
Created in the Image of God
And Likeness of God
Created to fulfil a purpose
And an Assignment
I am blessed
I am a blessing
I am joy
I am help; A helpmeet
I am the daughter of the
I am Beautiful, Unique
I am not an Accident
I was made with Intention
I am on a Mission
To impact the Lives
Of everyone I meet
The works of my hands
Makes a difference
The words I write
Which are inspired by God
Heal, brings Encouragement
To everyone who reads them
The food I bake
Is Filling, Enriching and Beautiful
I am a daughter
A Sister, A Friend
The best friend you
Could ever have
I am Whole
I am Complete
I am Secure
This is me
This is who I am
Who are you?
Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of Debbie’s Corner. I got the inspiration for this article after I read Isaiah 58. Read More »
This past week while browsing through Instagram, I came across a question, a 22-year-old was asking. Dude was in a relationship and wants to start having sex but his girlfriend wants to keep her virginity until marriage. He was contemplating leaving the relationship so he could be free to have sex with other girls, he was asking for advice on what to do.
The answers shocked me honestly, he was told to enjoy his life now that he’s young, and have all the sex he wants to have. At first, I didn’t think too much about it, but yesterday I came across the below scripture and then I thought of writing this article.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NKJV), Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them”.
This is an appeal to us, young people, to think carefully about our Creator, not merely to remember that he is there.
It’s easy for us to get carried away by our youthfulness to do whatever we like, but we are not our own we are the Lord’s.
We should seek God now in our earliest days, we are not meant to please ourselves, we are not meant to gratify the passions of the flesh; passions that seem will consume us, let’s use our energy and strength which we still have to serve God.
Remember you are God’s property, so serve Him from the start of your years, not the end of your years, when energy and strength are very limited.
The earlier a person comes to the Lord, the fewer problems he, or she, will have. Sometimes, I believe it is easier for the youth to come to the Lord than an old man.
When a person comes to the Lord at an early age, the Lord helps him through those difficult years, when the lust of the flesh is so great.
In our later years, it seems that the lusts connected with youth fade away. In each person’s life, there is an end. We all grow old and die.
Ecclesiastes 11:10 (NKJV), Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh, for childhood and youth are vanity.
We think time is on our side, but you and I do not know the day we will die. Life is not yours to live as you like. Who knows if it’s in that sin, you will die?
I know that there probably has never been a time when youth has been subjected to more temptations and pressures to wrong living than today. Temptation is all around us, it is subtle, it is powerful. The appeal of the world and the flesh is constantly with us, turning thousands of young people away from the truth of God.
But I want to tell you this, young people: it will get worse the older you grow. The pressures to conform are greater as you move out into life and business; Evil pressures increase; that is one good reason to remember your Creator in the days of your youth.
Remember and serve God now before old age and the disease of old age catches up with you and you won’t have pleasure in anything again.
One thing I have learnt about life is that you can flex all you want, enjoy how you deem fit, but as long as you are not fulfilling the purpose for your creation, you will forever be empty. The deeper you go into sin, the more empty and desperate you will be and the cycle goes on. No form of worldly enjoyment can ever fill the void in your life. Only God can fill that void.
At the end of our lives, God will bring everything that we have done out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it is good or evil.
You are not your own, you have been bought with a price, so you cannot do what you like.
Life is not given to you to do as you like.
I appeal to us today, let’s use our youth to serve God, what will be your contribution when you are old to God’s Kingdom? Let’s take a look at the below scripture
2 Samuel 19:35 (AMP), I am this day eighty years old. Can I [be useful to advise you to] discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat or drink? Can I still hear the voices of singing men and women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
Thank you all for reading, I hope you have blessed. Kindly do share your thoughts about this in the comment section, it will be great hearing from you all.
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Have a blessed weekend.
Every gift, talent and passion are given by God to us. He blesses us with gifts and talents for us to use and use them for His glory. The problem now arises when we misuse these gifts to suit our own purpose. For example, people gifted in ICT using this gift for internet fraud. This is not the intention of God.
The truth is, if every one of us uses our gifts and talents the way God intended, the world will be a better place.
Unfortunately, most people do not know His intentions for the gifts, talents and passions given to them.
Why does this happen? This happens when we do not have a relationship with God.
One thing we should understand is that every man has a will, but God also has a will and a plan for our lives, and if we do not have a relationship with God, our will takes over and rules over us.
This is why we now use our gifts and talents to fulfil our own selfish interests and desires. For example, Adam & Eve, God placed them in the Garden of Eden so He could have a close relationship with them, so He could fellowship with them but they misused that privilege because of a selfish interest. What was the selfish interest? Eve wanted to be like God.
Or like someone who has a gift of persuasion, someone who broker deals, but instead uses that gift to manipulate people.
God is an intentional God and He doesn’t just bless people, He blesses us for a reason and a purpose.
How do we not misuse God’s gifts? Firstly, we must have a relationship with Him. It is through a relationship with our maker that we discover who we really are and why He made us.
Then we should ask Him; the creator of our lives, what our gifts are and what intentions He has for the gifts and talents He gave us and what is our place in His grand scheme of things.
Also, like I stated here, we should use every platform available to us to propagate His Kingdom, you have a talent in music? Use your music to give Him glory, not by singing stuffs Heaven would frown at.
Christianity is not just attending church, but it is about being a representative for Christ in the marketplace. What is the marketplace? The marketplace is our schools, businesses, offices etc. We are to use every facet of life, to showcase who God is.
Don’t waste your talent, don’t be like that servant who was given one talent by the Lord and he went and did nothing to it (Matthew 25:24-25). Use every gift and talent you have to glorify God, don’t use what God gave you to propagate hell.
The whole duty of man is to Fear God and keep His commandments, Ecclesiastes 12:13.
At the end of our lives, may God not tell us, ‘You wicked and lazy servant.
Thank you for reading.
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